SSEP Media Showcase: Ballston Spa, New York, and their Fish …. from Space

Every once and a while we’ll feature a particular story about SSEP in the news. This one stood out because it provides a good history of both pre-launch activities and Endeavour’s return of precious cargo to three researchers in Ballston, Spa, New York. From the Times Union—

This idea went places
Experiment designed by Ballston Spa students has passage on shuttle
By LEIGH HORNBECK Staff writer
Published 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Three fifth-grade scientists from Milton Terrace South Elementary School were surprised by the latest results of their experiments with tilapia eggs: They do better in outer space than in Saratoga County.

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Fifth-grade students, left to right, Dana Betti, Kate Yager and Jordyn Catherall, whose science project was aboard the space shuttle Endeavor. The girls are students at Milton Terrace South in Ballston Spa. (Michael P. Farrell/Times Union)

One Response to SSEP Media Showcase: Ballston Spa, New York, and their Fish …. from Space

  1. Lenny sue June 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Congratulations, girls! I’m with Mendenhall Middle School in NC. Our experiment flew wth yours aboard the Endeavour. We too have more questions than answers with our “results”!
    Don’t you just LOVE science?! Keep working the questions, some of them will lead to answers and some will lead all of us to some more amazing questions! See you at the Air and Space Museum in D.C.

The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in the U.S., and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education internationally. It is enabled through a strategic partnership with DreamUp PBC and NanoRacks LLC, which are working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory. SSEP is the first pre-college STEM education program that is both a U.S. national initiative and implemented as an on-orbit commercial space venture.